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Brief Summary

    Lomographa semiclarata: Brief Summary
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    Lomographa semiclarata, known generally as the bluish spring moth or wild cherry looper, is a species of geometrid moth in the family Geometridae. It is found in North America.

    The MONA or Hodges number for Lomographa semiclarata is 6666.

Comprehensive Description

    Cyclicity
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    Flies in early spring, peaking throughout May.
    Distribution
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    Coastal BC east to Newfoundland, and from the Peace River region of BC and Alberta south to Oregon, Colorado and Georgia (McGuffin 1981, Wagner et al. 2001).
    General Description
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    The bright white hindwings and underside, together with frosted grey forewings give this moth a bluish white appearance when flying. The ventral surface has well-defined discal spots, which are faint on the dorsal surface. No other moth like it
    Habitat
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    Open shrubby thickets with cherry or hawthorn, especially on valley and coulee slopes.
    Lomographa semiclarata
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    Lomographa semiclarata, known generally as the bluish spring moth or wild cherry looper, is a species of geometrid moth in the family Geometridae.[1][2][3][4] It is found in North America.[1]

    The MONA or Hodges number for Lomographa semiclarata is 6666.[5]

    References

    1. ^ a b "Lomographa semiclarata Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2018-04-23..mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output q{quotes:"""""'"'"}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-free a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}
    2. ^ "Lomographa semiclarata species details". Catalogue of Life. Retrieved 2018-04-23.
    3. ^ "Lomographa semiclarata". GBIF. Retrieved 2018-04-23.
    4. ^ "Lomographa semiclarata Species Information". BugGuide.net. Retrieved 2018-04-23.
    5. ^ "North American Moth Photographers Group, Lomographa semiclarata". Retrieved 2018-04-23.

Trophic Strategy

    Trophic Strategy
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    Larvae feed on cherries (Prunus) and hawthorns (Crataegus) (McGuffin 1981).

Life Cycle

    Life Cycle
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    The bluish appearance and rapid flight of this diurnal moth are vaguely reminiscent of Spring Azure butterflies (Celastrina lucia), which flies at the same time around cherry thickets. Larvae are rich emerald green with a row of yellow dorsal spots, and pupae overwinter (Wagner et al. 2001).

Conservation Status

    Conservation Status
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    Not of concern.